Profanity is, well…profane. After a lack of discretion, nothing mars a girl’s beauty like a potty mouth. In order for a girl to be emboldened to curse anyone, she first begins cursing to herself, in the form of a self-convo. You know, going off about stuff to yourself. Insert profanity here. Substitute with profane things there.
And then there’s all the profanity in the media and secular music for shock value. Tsk.
One of the most gimmicky things I’ve seen is trying to teach a person not to curse by using substitute words that mirror the profanity. I call this gimmicky because the substitutes for curse words do not eliminate profanity from the heart. Profanity is a heart condition. Until God takes profanity from the person’s heart, how can you expect a miracle of the lips? God must change the person’s desire first. The person must desire to NOT want to curse. Then ask God for His help. Expect it and simply don’t curse. Continue reading